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Brisbane’s auction hot spots: The suburbs where you’re more likely to sell your home at auction

first_imgThis house at 9 Rugby St, Coorparoo, is going to auction.Mr Lloyd said the brand new five-bedroom, three-bathroom house on a 728 sqm block was the perfect family home and could not be in a better location.“Coorparoo is just a fantastic suburb,” he said.“It’s got the new Coorparoo Square going in, it’s close to the city and the Gabba, and is very good for families.”Mr Lloyd admitted he was initially hesitant about taking the property to auction.“There’s a lot of buyers out there looking for good products and the best way to realise true market value is through an auction,” he said.“It gives it a clear time frame and a bit of urgency for potential buyers.” NEW WAY TO PAY FOR RENTALS The new Coorparoo Square development in Coorparoo. Picture: Brian Bennion.Across the regions, auction volumes fell on the Sunshine Coast, while the Gold Coast was the busiest market with 752 homes going under the hammer.Despite this, the Gold Coast recorded the lowest success rate during the quarter of 39 per cent.BRISBANE’S AUCTION HOT SPOTSSuburb Clearance rate (Dec. Q) Total auctions (Dec. Q)Coorparoo 63.0% 32Ashgrove 61.5% 28New Farm 57.1% 22Paddington 52.9% 38Clayfield 51.9% 31Bardon 48.0% 32Morningside 47.6% 22Camp Hill 47.2% 36Calamvale 45.5% 22Eight Mile Plains 45.5% 35Cleveland 45.0% 25Bulimba 45.0% 20Ascot 45.0% 21Sunnybank Hills 43.9% 60Hamilton 43.5% 23Hendra 37.0% 30Sunnybank 25.0% 20(Source: CoreLogic) Crowds gather at an inner-city house auction.Marketing agent Phil Burley of Place Bulimba said auctions were becoming more popular among buyers and sellers in Brisbane’s inner-city market.“I think the whole inner-city market is more comfortable with buying and selling at auction,” Mr Burley said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours ago“Sellers in particular are more and more comfortable to let the market determine the value of their property, which has been a reluctance in the past.”He said he was not surprised Coorparoo had the highest auction clearance rate in Brisbane, given the quality of homes and schools in the area and new developments like Coorparoo Square. Rebecca and Michael Lloyd with Boston 7yrs at their Hamptons-inspired home at 9 Rugby St, Coorparoo which will go to auction at 11am on February 10. Picture: Annette DewBRISBANE’S auction market is outperforming the rest of the country, with new figures revealing it was the only capital city, besides Adelaide, to record a rise in its clearance rate last quarter. And the city’s new auction hot spots are no longer the usual blue-chip suspects, with homes more likely to sell under the hammer in suburbs such as Coorparoo, Calamvale, Morningside, Sunnybank and Eight Mile Plains.While the number of homes selling at auction across the country fell in the three months to the end of December, Brisbane bucked the trend, according to the latest figures from property analytics company CoreLogic.Sydney led the overall decline, with its auction clearance rate plummeting from 66.8 per cent to 57.7 per cent — another indicator the country’s biggest housing market is cooling — while Brisbane recorded a 0.2 per cent rise in its success rate to 46.7 per cent.After Sydney and Melbourne, the Queensland capital also had the most auctions during the December quarter, with 2012 properties. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE CoreLogic’s latest auction review reveals the national clearance rate has fallen.More homes were taken to auction in Sunnybank Hills than anywhere in Brisbane in the final quarter of 2017, while Coorparoo saw the most properties sell at auction; recording a clearance rate of 63 per cent.Just 5km from the CBD, Coorparoo has a median house price of $860,000.Michael and Rebecca Lloyd’s Hamptons inspired home at 9 Rugby St, Coorparoo, is scheduled to be auctioned on Saturday, February 10 at 11am. HOTTEST RENT SPOTS REVEALED last_img read more

Pirates attack Vroon’s vessel off Yemen

first_imgAn offshore support vessel on a humanitarian mission was attacked by pirates in the Red Sea, offshore Yemen, on Sunday evening. The vessel VOS Theia is owned by Vroon Offshore and chartered by World Food Programme.In an email to Offshore Energy Today, a spokesperson for WFP said the vessel was attacked in the Red Sea some 60 km off the coast of Hodeidah Port on June 3, at around 18:15 local time.The spokesperson said: “An unidentified armed group aboard a skiff opened fire and attempted to take over VOS Theia vessel that carries humanitarian personnel and cargo between Hodeidah and Djibouti ports. There is no information available on the identity of the attackers.“There was some exchange of fire between the attackers and the security team aboard the vessel before the assailants retreated along with two other skiffs that appeared to be covering the attackers. The incident is currently under investigation.”According to WFP, there were no passengers aboard the vessel except crew and cargo at the time of the attack.“Both the crew and the vessel are safe, with no injuries or obvious damage to the vessel. WFP expresses its gratitude to the ship captain and its security team for their prompt and professional response,“ the WFP spokesperson said.According to the WFP spokesperson, the vessel had just completed a voyage the day before the attack, discharging in Hodeidah Port 79 tons of WFP food assistance and 55 tons of medical supplies on behalf of a sister agency.The news of the attack was confirmed for Offshore Energy Today by Vroon, a Dutch offshore vessel specialist, and the owner of the VOS Theia.The spokesperson said: “We can confirm that VOS Theia was attacked by pirates yesterday evening while carrying out operations in the Southern Red Sea.“The crew performed very well and the attack has been successfully averted without injury to the crew nor damage to the vessel. Authorities were informed and the vessel has resumed operations. We are proud of the professionalism shown by our crew in this very difficult situation.”The VOS Theia, which previously worked in support of offshore oil and gas operations, was chartered by WFP in March this year to perform regular return trips between Djibouti and Hodeidah. The vessel as chartered to address the increasing humanitarian needs in Yemen, and thus allowing for the timely and effective response of humanitarian organizations. The vessel is used to carry both humanitarian cargo and passengers.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

Record-breaking Hope brings Pride Super50 final berth … batsman hits century and bags five catches with the gloves

first_imgPRIDE inningsK. Brathwaite c Otto b Hosein 54K. Stoute b Cornwall 21S. Hope c Louis b Joseph 125J. Carter c Powell b Cornwall 0R. Chase c Hughes b Campbell 31A. Nurse c wkp. Hamilton b Campbell 0J. Holder not out 42C. Brathwaite c Hosein b Peters 27S. Dowrich not out 1Extras: (lb-3, w-10) 13Total: (7 wkts, 50 overs) 314Fall of wickets: 1-42, 2-119, 3-121, 4-204, 5-204 6-272, 7-305.Bowling: Hosein 10-0-37-1, Joseph 10-0-71-1 (w-5), Cornwall 10-0-53-2, Campbell 10-0-70-2 (w-2), Louis 4-0-29-0 (w-1), Hughes 2-0-15-0, Peters 4-0-36-1 (w-2).HURRICANES inningsM. Hodge stp. Hope b Nurse 63K. Powell c wkp. Hope b Holder 3J. Otto c Holder b Roach 1J. Hamilton c wkp. Hope b C Brathwaite 11C .Hughes c Hope b C Brathwaite 2R. Cornwall c Stoute b Benn 30O. Peters stp. Hope b Nurse 3A. Hosein c Chase b Nurse 28J. Louis not out 41J. Campbell c wkp. Hope b Roach 10A. Joseph c wkp. Hope b C Brathwaite 5Extras: (lb-2, w-4, nb-1) 7Total: (all out, 47.3 overs) 204Fall of wickets: 1-16, 2-25, 3-39, 4-43, 5-93, 6-99, 7-139, 8-151, 9-177.Bowling: Roach 10-1-36-2 (w-2), Holder 7-0-28-1 (w-2), Benn 10-0-28-1, C Brathwaite 7.3-0-56-3 (nb-1), Nurse 10-0-37-3, Chase 3-0-17-0. A CENTURY of 125 from Shai Hope led the Barbados Pride to a dominant victory over the Leeward Islands Hurricanes in their WICB Regional Super50 semi-final at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua last night.The Pride batted the Hurricanes out of the game, posting an impressive 314-7, before routing their opponents for 204. Barbados Pride will now go on to play the Jamaica Scorpions in the Regional Super50 final tomorrow.Choosing to bat, the Pride got off to a solid start with opener and skipper Kraigg Brathwaite scoring 54 in a partnership with Kevin Stoute, 21, worth 42.Hope’s innings was next, and he started slowly before accelerating to score his 125 from 108 deliveries.The number three batsman struck eight fours and five big sixes to bring up his total.There were a couple of wickets in the middle overs with Jonathan Carter, 0, and Ashley Nurse, 0, not contributing. However, lovely cameos from Roston Chase, 31, Jason Holder, an unbeaten 42 from 26 deliveries, and Carlos Brathwaite 27 from 11, helped push the total to something that is more achievable than not.Young West Indies pacer Alzarri Joseph struggled, ending with figures of 1-71, while Jason Campbell was also expensive, going for 70, though he did bag two wickets in the effort.Rahkeem Cornwall was, not for the first time, the Hurricanes’ best bowler with figures of 2-53 from his 10 overs.Akeal Hosein was miserly, bagging 1-37 from 10. However, the absence of pacer Gavin Tonge was telling, as the Hurricanes used three bowlers to complete his complement of 10 overs.Those three bowlers, Jermiah Louis, 4 overs, none for 29, Chesney Hughes, two overs, none for 15, and Odelmo Peters, 4 overs, one for 36, combined to give up 80 runs in their 10 overs.In reply, the Hurricanes were always going to have to depend on the consistently good batting of their skipper, Kieran Powell, but a rising delivery from his counterpart Holder sent him packing for just three runs.The middle order of the Hurricanes had always been a little shaky, and today was no different, as Jermaine Otto 1, Jahmar Hamilton 11, and Chesney Hughes 2, all went cheaply.The early wickets meant there was no chance of chasing down the big total, and Montcin Hodge’s patient 63 was in vain.Apart from Hodge, only Cornwall, 30, and Hosein, 28, offered any real fight until Louis smashed a few towards the end of the innings to end unbeaten on 41.In bowling out the Hurricanes, an interesting statistic emerged, as Hope became the first regional cricketer to score a century and then be involved in seven dismissals.The wicketkeeper bagged five catches and had two stumpings in the innings where Carlos Brathwaite had 3-56, Ashley Nurse 3-37 and Kemar Roach 2-36. Holder ended with figures of 1-28, the same as Sulieman Benn.last_img read more


first_imgLadies: it’s time to head for the beach in Donegal and dip your toes in the sea! Rossnowlagh is heating up to welcome hundreds of women to the Irish Surfing Association’s annual Surfing & StandUp Paddle Weekend for Women.The Association welcomes girls and women of any age to come along and try surfing and SUP (standup paddle) under the watchful eyes of our skilled team of female surf instructors, including past and present Irish Surf team members. Participants can anticipate a fun, safe and inspirational surfing and SUP experience in the water. Out of the water, new friendships are made and surf stories told during our beach barbecue lunch and Saturday night entertainment.The weekend is about learning, inspiring others and sharing your excitement and enthusiasm for surfing and standup paddle in an all female environment. The event brings women of all ages and surfing abilities together in a celebration of women’s surfing in Ireland. Whether you are 8 or 80 – if you are interested in surfing or SUP, this is an opportunity to learn more!Activities include novice surfing and SUP lessons, coaching for improvers, talks on all aspects of surfing, beach barbecue and other entertainment. There is no requirement to book, just turn up and register any time between 10am and 3pm on Saturday 13th and between 11am and 2pm on Sunday 14th June.The weekend is FREE. We will have our team of all-female instructors on hand to guide you. We will supply all the equipment you need to get going. Bring a towel, swimming suit and if you have, a wetsuit, but not required as we will have plenty. Our Women’s weekend is hosted under the Women in Sport Initiative, run by the Irish Sports Council, to encourage more Irish women to participate in sport.SURF’S UP FOR LADIES OF DONEGAL THIS WEEKEND! was last modified: June 10th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

All eyes on NU as defending champs set to perform last in 2019 UAAP Cheerdance

first_imgDuterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics This jewelry designer is also an architect Season 81 silver medalist Far Eastern University will look to win its first title since 2009 as the no.5 performer this year while Season 80 champion Adamson will take the floor at sixth.University of Santo Tomas, owner of eight titles, will be performing seventh.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue P11-B loan for SEA Games hosting not an issue — Cayetano Mystics top Aces advance to WNBA Finals Pep Squad head coach Ghicka Bernabe acknowledged that all eyes are on her team when they take on the floor on Nov. 17 at Mall of Asia Arena and it would be a failure for them if they don’t deliver on the people’s expectations.“Since everyone is expecting a lot from us, it would be a failure for us if we won’t give the people a beautiful performance,” said Bernabe in Filipino during the competition’s press conference Wednesday at MOA Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40Season 81’s last placer De La Salle will open the proceedings while University of the East, the no. 5 team last year, will perform second.University of the Philippines, the joint holder of the most titles in competition history with eight, will take the floor third with Ateneo, which finished seventh in Season 81, will be at fourth. Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ NU Pep Squad head coach Ghicka Bernabe. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—As the old adage goes, save the best for last.Defending champion National University will take the floor last in the UAAP Season 82 cheerdance competition as it guns for a second straight championship and sixth title overall.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? MOST READ Becoming his own man LATEST STORIES DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyerslast_img read more